Day 207: Riding along

Today’s inane image of the day:

In Michigan, you never know what surprises Mother Nature has in store for the weather… I’m not complaining about this one though!

Expect a number of more interesting entries next week while I’m relaxing over Spring Break [only ~3 days left!] — in the meantime, let’s just say I’m trying my best to keep up with the material. Our second block [Cardiovascular] has been running swimmingly [the textbook is clear, concise and actually making for relatively good bedtime reading and lecturers have been prepared and enthusiastic], which has been a breath of fresh air in contrast to Neuroscience.

In other news, we are narrowing down the options for our Capstone projects. Lately, I’ve been picking up my activity over on Twitter through healthcare social media chats and in the midst of Sunday evening’s chat, I uncovered what I hope will be my focus for Capstone. Although I’m bubbling with excitement to get started, I probably need to submit an IRB proposal before collecting any data so the idea has been left to simmer and grow on the back-burner.

Last weekend, I volunteered alongside several of my classmates at the Cranbrook Horizons-Upward Bound (HUB) program to answer the participants’ questions about medical school. It was a wonderful experience that reminded me of how much I loved volunteering my time as a mentor/tutor in the Elementary Mathematics Laboratory program and working with middle schoolers while running the Engineering Club. I’m thinking about volunteering some of my evenings this summer with the HUB program… but we’ll see.

[Who’s excited for the iPad 3? I am!]